I am constantly on the lookout for that special shoe that is perfect for me, and I think I have found it. I have been wearing this shoes 3-4 days a week for a year now (on my second pair) and I can't say enough praise for these shoes.
As with any climbing shoe, sizing is KEY! Read and follow the SoiLL sizing recommendations, this is not a beginner shoe and needs to be tight so it can hold tension (to big and its about as useful as a flip flop on rock walls).
Soft, this is by far the softest shoe I have ever worn, it feels like a sock (you have to size it right to make sure the shoe is tight enough to hold tension).
Dark Matter Rubber - no other rubber brand can compare, this is the softest, stickiest rubber out there (downside it does wear pretty quickly).
I would recommend you go a half or a whole size up from your street size depending on how snug you like it.
They’re a bit tough to get on. But once you do, you’ll be surprised at how comfortable they are for an aggressive shoe. I mostly use them when I boulder, but have put them through the ringer on ropes as well. Just bought my second pair!
This is the first pair of semi-aggressive shoes I've ever worn. I was really nervous about the fit, but the super soft upper conformed to every curve of my foot without creating any pressure points. The soft rubber made a huge difference in the precision of my foot placement too. I feel confident on the smallest footholds on slab or overhang.
I started wearing this shoes after I had an accident were I tore my ACL.
I used to climb with the miura vs, and I feel like with this shoes I have the same precision but they are so much more confortable and much better for smearing. I am yet to take them to the rock.
I would recommend them to those who are transitioning from a beginner shoe to a more aggressive one.
I have worn several brands and this has been the first shoe that took one route to break in. They are absurdly comfortable, sizing was dead on, super sticky rubber. Been using these 3-4 times a week for about two weeks now and have had zero issues only great climbing and comfortable feet. Also love the mesh bag that comes with these.
• NEW ZERO •
The synthetic vegan upper fits like a slipper, and the fabric is normally used on the inside of durable work boots in the footwear industry. For a shoe at this level, it is incredibly comfortable. The thread we use for the upper is specially made in the southeast as one of the softest threads in the world, and cannot be felt in the toe box. This shoe is sensitive and every detail matters when performing at a high level.
No Hot Spots
Dark Matter toe rubber meets the rand by butting up together, with no overlapping. This is incredibly hard to do in production and provides no hot spots.